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cervical spondylolisthesis exercises

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Neck pain is best treated with therapy, exercise (isometric, aerobic), sometimes medication. If there are nerve symptoms (numbness, tingling, weakness ... Read More
Dr. Mehul Desai
19 years experience Pain Management
Depends: This depends on the severity of the misalignment or if there is instability. Mild disease can be treated with cervical stabilization, posture corre ... Read More
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
Sometimes surgery: If neurological symptoms are present and progressive in spite of conservative treatment, then surgical treatment could help.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Go conservative: Conservative pain management is always an option #1. Rec. See an interventional pain management specialist for evaluation and treatment. It is a treat ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
See Dr.: It is time to see a spine specialist for a thorough evaluation and to discuss your options. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
19 years experience Pain Management
Core stabilization: Physical fitnes weight management and core stabilization as well as pelvic floor strengthening are likely important. Furthermore most people are worse ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lots!: Just about any exercise is potentially okay. Use common sense. If a given exercise is uncomfortable, decide if it is mild discomfort from doing someth ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
All: All are safe to perform but some may aggravate symptoms and may need to be modified or avoided if too painful. Most exercise programs for people with ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Conservative rx: Spondylolysis break in posterior element,pars, of vertebrae. Bilateral frxs can result in listhesis, of vertebra forward. Gr1&2 slip mild usuall ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Slipping Lisp: If you can pronounce spondylolisthesis without sounding like you have a lisp, you're a better man than I.They rarely heal completely and must be manag ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: No treatment works 100% of the time, but strengthening the back and tummy (abdominal) muscles is helpful for many people with back problems.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Several: Weight bearing exercise will increase your bone mass. Since you have stenosis exercises with you sitting or flexed would be comfortable like a bike or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Core stabilization: Best to see a physical therapist to get good instructions on core stabilzation exercises.
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